Camille Pissarro - Village Church, 1868

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Part I

Jacob-Abraham-Camille Pissarro was born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, to Abraham Gabriel Pissarro, a Portuguese Sephardic Jew, and Rachel Manzana-Pomie, from the Dominican Republic. Pissarro lived in St. Thomas until age 12, when he went to a boarding school in Paris. He returned to St. Thomas where he drew in his free time. Pissarro ... More

Armand Guillaumin - Turn Of The Road, After The Rain

Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) part I

Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin was born on the 16th of February 1841 in Paris, the grandson of Jean Joseph Guillaumin who was a notary by trade. Sent to school in Moulins, his stay there was remarkable for two things: the mountainous landscape of the area inspired his interest in art and the beginnings of a life long friendship with the ... More

Alfred Sisley - The Seine At Port-Marly, 1875

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) Part I

Alfred Sisley (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was born in Paris to affluent English parents; William Sisley was in the silk business, and his mother Felicia Sell was a cultivated music connoisseur. At the age of 18, he was sent to London to study for a career in business, but abandoned it after four years and returned to Paris. ... More

Albert Lebourg - View Of D`erve With Notre Dame Cathedral, 1897

Albert Lebourg (1849-1928)

Birth name Albert-Marie Lebourg, also called Albert-Charles Lebourg and Charles Albert Lebourg was a French painter having an early interest in architecture and studied under the architect Drouin at the École Municipale de Dessin in Rouen. Lebourg became increasingly interested in art and through Drouin met the landscape painter ... More